Fire Department to host open house for Fire Prevention Week

Mayor Herb Roach presents Fire Chief Brent Saunders with a Proclamation declaring October 8 – 14, 2017 as Fire Prevention Week in O’Fallon (Submitted Photo)

Fire Prevention Week 2017 will be held October 8 – 14, 2017. In addition to Fire Prevention Week, the O’Fallon Fire Department will be hosting its Annual Fire Prevention Open House on October 10 – 12, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., each day at Fire Station #4 (1215 Taylor Road).

During Fire Prevention Week, the O’Fallon Fire Department will be joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents that in a fire, seconds count.  Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

At the Fire Prevention Open House, there will be numerous activities for the family to enjoy including fire and EMS apparatus displays, fire truck rides, a fire slide pole, fire safety house, the Scott Air Force Base Fire Puppet Show, and fire extinguisher demonstrations. The Arch Helicopter will be making an appearance each night, weather and time permitting.

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